Helen Irene (Nixon) Burnett Wyatt passed away peacefully with family by her side at LHSC – University Hospital on Monday, February 27, 2023, at the age of 93. Wife of the late Stan Burnett (1997) for 47 years and the late Stan Wyatt (2020) for 19 years. Devoted mother of the late Bob Burnett (2014), Shelley and Terry Bourne, and Laurie Arthur and Bill Palmer. Loving grandmother and great-grandmother of Brad Burnett, Todd and Diana Burnett (Madelyn and Grace); Kyle and Rebecca Burnett (Jessica, Tucker, Taylor, Kyler); Emma and Jordan Wright (Evan and Whitney); Tyler and Melanie Bourne (Chase, Brooklyn, Brianna and Luke); Jared and Kelly Bourne (Grayson, Cooper); Daryl Bourne and Kate Kindl (Jaxson and Makayla); Katelyn Arthur and Michael Richardson (Peyton, Logan and Emmersyn); and Justin Arthur and Abby Picyk. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Doris Mills, Rhoda and Percy Bramhill, and Ralph and Ruth Nixon. Fondly remembered by the Wyatt family and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Burton and Violet (Kew) Nixon, and her siblings and their spouses; Dorothy and Jerry Hern, Garfield and Janey Nixon, Hube Mills, Robert Nixon, Marion and Bill Thomson, Beryl and Doug Heighway, and Bruce Nixon.
Helen was proud to be the fourth of 10 children of the closely knit Nixon family. Burnett Farms was mom’s life for 65 years as well as taking a full-time position as a ophthalmology assistant in London for 15 years. Family was “everything” to mom, she was the rock of our family.
The family is truly thankful for the exceptional and caring staff of Jake’s House, formerly Prince George Retirement Residence for 6 years and also to the Mount Hope 2nd Floor – St. Marys staff for the past 3 months.
A come and go celebration of Helen’s life will be held at Bryanston Community Centre, 15321 Plover Mills Road, Ilderton (Bryanston) on Saturday, March 25th from 1 – 3 PM. A private family interment was held at Medway Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to Villages United Church would be appreciated by the family.
Laurie and family,
I’ve had the privilege to work with Laurie for many years (and Emma). You have shared many “mom” stories, both laughs and heartaches but what was constant through it all, was being right by her side. God truly honours your unwavering faithfulness to your mom. You couldn’t have loved and supported her anymore than you did. My prayer now is for your heart to heal and the heartache to slowly be replaced by heartwarming memories.
Sending love and hugs,
Gerald and Brenda Lenders
We are so very sorry to read of your great loss with the passing of Helen, and extend our condolences. My mother Jean Cook, remembers her fondly and also sends her sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and also with the Nixon family.
Gerald and Brenda Lenders
Bill and Janyce Mardlin
Our sincere condolences to Helen’s family for your loss. So many memories.
So many fond memories of Great Aunt Helen! May she rest and find peace. Sending all my love from British Columbia! Michelle (Doris’ granddaughter ) Mya and Sydney (Great great nieces)❤️
Clarke and Grace Rollings
To the Burnett Famiies:
We are sorry for the loss of Helen. You will have many pleasant memories of times together over the years. Our sincere condolences to all of you.
Clarke and Grace
Fred & Sharon Mardlin
To the Burnett & Nixon families – We are sorry to hear of the passing of a lovely, lively, independent lady. Helen was a friendly, attractive gal who loved to visit and be a part of the community. She was a hard worker who was always smiling Helen was proud of her family and spoke of them fondly. Cherish all the wonderful memories and hold them close to your heart over the next few weeks and monthsl We send our sympathy to each of you at this time.
Shelley, Terry and family.
Sending our condolences for the loss of your Mother, Shelley.
Please know you are in our thoughts.
Bill and Linda
I was very privileged to know and be a part of the the health care staff at Jake’s House Community Residences ( Prince George), where Helen lived.
She was a lovely lady.
Shelley. Terry and the Burnett and Nixon families. Helen was a gracious , friendly and kind lady. Please accept my condolences on her passing. David Revington.
Sincere condolences from the Nunns family on your mother’s passing. My Mom enjoyed the time they spent together at the Prince George/Jake’s House.
John and Linda Wuerth
Shelley and family
So sorry to hear about your mother. You have our deepest sympathy. Cherish your memories .
Sorry for your loss Shelley, Terry and family
Dan & Judy Alce
To all of Helen’s family, please accept our condolences during this sad & difficult. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.
Dan & Judy
To the Burnett families.
We were so sorry to hear of Helen,s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
at this sad time.
Lillus Riddell and Fred Lewis
Sending my heartfelt sympathy to all of the Burnett family. Helen was truly a gem of a lady. I enjoyed meeting her years gone by and she was so very proud of her family. You will have many happy memories to keep close What a truly wonderful legacy she leaves.
Shelley, Terry & Family
So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom & Grandma, our sincere sympathy to all.
Janice & Craig
Doug and Sue Marriott
We were so sad hearing the news of Helen’s passing! She was a lovely lady who loved her family dearly! Thoughts and prayers going out to her entire family.
Bill and Marilyn Hack
To all the Burnett family, please accept our condolences at this sad time. We have known Helen most of our lives and you couldn’t meet a better person, gracious and kind. She was my 4 H teacher when I was a kid. She volunteered for many things in the community even though she was already a very busy person. She will be well remembered and loved by many. Look back on all your good memories. I have some I will share with you someday. Helen was the best.
Bill and Marilyn Hack
Shelley I am so sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing, I know how close you were and am sad to think of how much you will miss her, take care , Deb Denomme
Mary Helen McLachlan
Shelley and families,
Thinking of you in the loss of a dear mother and grandma. I remember Helen as a very friendly lady with a beautiful smile and perky personality whose spirit will live on in your hearts forever!
With caring thoughts of sympathy,
Jack and Mary Helen
To the Burnett family
Our condolences to you all of you in this most difficult time, Helen will truly be missed, hold your memories close. We are thinking of you ♥️
Ryan and Jamie Harris
Hans and Marie Ewald
Our sincere sympathy to the Burnett family at this time .
Sincerely Hans and Marie Ewald
Dear Burnett Family….Sending sincere sympathy on the loss of dear Helen…I have such fond memories of Helen from our church, community and the time we met up with Helen and Stan and many Grantonites in Puerto Vallarta in 1984..truly a lovely, hard working lady with a kind heart…Thinking of your entire family…Don and Heather
Laurie, Shelley and Families
Sending heartfelt condolences to you all. Helen was a wonderful, sweet person with a smile that lit up the room. She will be missed by all. 💕
Jan Long (West)
Jack & Elaine Chipchase
Shelley and Terry
Losing Mom is such a sad time in our lives.
We send sincere sympathy to all.
Roy and Donna McRoberts
Our deepest condolences to your family on your loss.
Roy and Donna McRoberts
To All of Helen’s Family
On behalf of Marguerite Garrett and family, we want to express our sympathy to you on the loss of your dear Mother and Grandmother Helen. We will remember her fondly.
Laurie and Family,
I’m truly sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.
Thinking of you during this time of loss.
To Helen’s families:
Helen was a dear friend for many years. Her positive and sincere approach was encouraging to us, and to all who knew her.
She will be missed.
Katherine and Stan Malcolm.
The Burnett Family
Thinking of you at this time. Cherish the memories you have of your Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. She was a very special person and will be greatly missed.
Walter and Julie Riddell
So sorry to hear about the passing of Helen. Thinking of all the family today.
All out thoughts and prayers
Cheryle and shelly locking.
Don and Debbie Riddell
To The Burnett Family
So sorry to hear about Helen’s passing. Sending each of you our Deepest Sympathy and Prayers . Thinking of you .
Don and Debbie Riddell and family
Paul and Debbie Marsden
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing , Laurie and family. Thinking of you at this sad time.
Debbie and Paul Marsden
Shelley and family
Our deepest condolences on your loss. Helen was a lovely lady . I spent a lot of time enjoying her hospitality growing up.
She will be missed.
Ruth and Dan Dobinson
Laurie and Family
My deepest sympathy to you at this sad time. Thinking of you
Keith and Joyce Thomson
Dear Shelley and Terry,Laurie and Bill and families. Our most sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Mom.Aunt Helen always had great pride in her family and loved you all .We know you will be missing her so much now. Thinking of you in our prayers. May she rest in peace.
To all of the Burnett children and grandchildren
My sincere and heartfelt condolences to you all on Helens passing, A truly great neighbour and mentor
Cy and Eleanor Blommaert
Our deepest sympathy
Thinking of you at this time.
Cy & Eleanor
John & Pat Harlton
Our deepest sympathy to the entire Burnett Family. Helen was a dear lady, always expressing love and care whenever we met. She will be missed by all who knew her as a friend and neighbour.
Pat & John
Laurie, Brad and Emma,
Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Hugs, Jane Foley
Jackie Arnold and Ken Whiting
Laurie ,Shelley and families. So sorry to hear about Helen. She was an amazing lady and I had the pleasure of talking to her when she was at Prince George. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. R.I. P. My Dear Helen.
Rob and Donna Lee
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear Mother and Grandmother. May your memories give you comfort during this trying time
Jim and Mary Colbert
Our deepest condolences to the Burnett family in the passing of your dear Helen.
To Shelly, Laurie and families,
I have many great memories of your parents visits to Mom and Dads , often on a Sunday afternoon.
Celebrate a life well lived.
Shelley and Terry and families:
Thinking of you at this sad time as you mourn the loss of a Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma. Her wonderful memories will sustain you through this difficult time and in the days, months and years ahead as you carry her in your hearts forever. Deepest Sympathy.
My condolences to Helen’s family and friends. I will cherish the moments that I had with Helen.
My condolences to Helen’s family and friends. I will cherish the moments that I had with Helen. Take care of each other.
Linda & Jerry Traquair
Sincere condolences to the family and to all who knew and loved Helen. We are so very sorry for your great loss.
Sorry to hear for your loss. My thoughts are with the family at this time.
Kelly and Scott Hack
Sending our condolences to The Burnett Family for the loss of Helen. . You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Scott and Kelly Hack
My thoughts are with at this time. It was my privilege to know and be part of your mom’s life . She was an amazing strong women who brought her daughters up to be just as amazing.🙏
A lovely lady, an incredible life. Our sincere sympathy to Helen’s family and extended family.
Mike and Diane O’Shea
Ron and Glenda Lindenfield
Laurie, Shelley & Families
Your Mother was loved by many and will be missed by many, keep all those beautiful memories close! Our Sincere Condolences
Ron and Glenda Lindenfield
Laurie & Brad
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom & Grandmother’s passing. My thoughts and sympathy are with you both at this most difficult time.
Sharon ( Anscombe) Hodges
Ken & Bonnie Parkinson
Shelley, Laurie, and the Burnett families.
Very sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Have been neighbours for 75 years with the Burnett family. Our condolences to your families at this difficult time.
Ken and Bonnie Parkinson
Such a wonderful lady. My sincere condolences to the family and to all who knew her.
Shelley and family:
So sorry to hear of your moms passing,she fought a good fight. Hugs.
Barbara and Bob wonnacott
Lori and family I’m so sorry to see your lost. Your mom was a wonderful woman with a warm smile. She will be missed by all
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Helen . I have many good memories as neighbours on the Fifteen Mile Road . My sincere Condolences
Sandra (McLellan) & Larry Hern
Dear Shelley and Laurie,
Larry and I extend our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Mom…and our Auntie Helen. We were on her planning group for the Nixon Christmases and always enjoyed the meetings at the Farm.She always had that engaging smile, and her little giggle in spite of all the trying times she endured over the years…and that is how we will always picture her! She loved you all and was so very proud of her large family, which shall be her legacy for sure. Hugs to you all. xxoo
Randy &Susan Aldrich
So sorry to hear of Helen’s passing . She was a great neighbour and loyal customer at Devizes.Our sincere condolences.
I am so sorry to hear this sad news! Helen was always a shining light when we visited. She will be missed!
Deepest sympathies to all of Aunty Helen’s family and extended family. A favourite Nixon Aunt for sure.. she will be missed dearly but will join her siblings in heaven. God Bless…
Ralph & Karyn Parkinson
Sorry to hear of Helen’s passing, many happy childhood (and adult) memories . My thoughts are with both of you Shelley and Laurie
Laurie and family. Im so very sorry to hear of this. My condolences to you and your family.
So sorry for your loss to all the Burnett family and Nixon family. it was such a joy to meet Helen and be part of her family with Bob for a little while. She was an amazing, strong and kind person.
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.
Peter and Marilyn Vande Borne
We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Helen. We are so sorry for your loss. Helen was always so kind to our family growing up next door on Fifteen Mile Road in the early years. She truly was a rock in the community and a loving neighbor. Over the years her kindness and generosity had never been forgotten.
Peter and Marilyn
Sorry to hear about the loss of Helen to all the Burnett Family Thinking of you all at this time
June E Morenz
Shelley and Family: I am so sorry to read of your mother’s passing. You all have missed my sincere condolences.
Connie & George Kapp
Our sincere condolences on your loss.
Bill and Linda Farquhar
Shelley and Terry and family, Laurie and Bill and family, and Bob’s family,
Our sympathy to all of you. Helen was a special lady who truly loved her family! May all your memories of special times shared with her bring you comfort.
Bill and Linda Farquhar and family
Kim & Andy Sharp
Laurie, Shelley & families
So very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have many fond childhood memories as the Burnett home was my “second home” for many years. I remember absolutely loving Helen’s homemade strawberry jam and her roast beef dinners, which I was fortunate enough to enjoy years later when the church ladies provided the meals for the Granton Firefighters Christmas parties. She was indeed a gem will truly be missed!
Hugs to you all.
Love Kim & Andy